Tag Archives: Graphic Novel

An Interview with Writer and Illustrator Kyle Charles

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Kyle Charles is a writer/illustrator living in Edmonton, Alberta. He has drawn for several series including Roche Limit: Clandestiny and Her Infernal Descent. He has also written and illustrated short stories for publishers like Heavy Metal and OnSpec Magazine. When not busy at the drawing table, Kyle spends much of his time teaching comics to local […]

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Chelsea Vowel on the Post-Apocalypse in This Place:150 Years Retold

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Chelsea Vowel is the author of “kitaskînaw 2050,” a story in the anthology This Place: 150 Years Retold. The story features illustrations by Tara Audibert and colour by Donovan Yaciuk. In her author statement below, Chelsea examines the tie between This Place: 150 Years Retold and the dystopian genre, and shares the basis of “kitaskînaw 2050” […]

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This Place: 150 Years Retold, Writers Round Up

Fanned promotional postcards for the graphic novel anthology This Place 150 Years Retold

This Place: 150 Years Retold is a powerful, groundbreaking graphic novel anthology of 10 untold stories. It’s an enthralling journey through magic realism, serial killings, psychic battles, and time travel. With eleven authors and eight illustrators, this one-of-a-kind work may reshape what you think you know about Canada. Here are the authors who contributed to […]

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Katherena Vermette on Writing About Annie Bannatyne in This Place: 150 Years Retold

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 Katherena Vermette is the author of “Annie of Red River” in the graphic novel anthology This Place: 150 Years Retold. The story features artwork created by Scott B. Henderson and was coloured by Donovan Yaciuk. In her author statement below, Katherena shares insights into the woman behind her story. * * * * Annie Bannatyne was […]

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How to Include “A Girl Called Echo” in your Louis Riel Day Classroom Studies

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It’s Louis Riel Day! Make History Relevant for Your Students Using “Red River Resistance” A graphic novel for ages 12+ Louis Riel Day offers a terrific opportunity to introduce your students to Indigenous authors and books that commemorate the life of Louis Riel and offer an own voice account to historical events. Red River Resistance from […]

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David A. Robertson on What Inspired His Story “Peggy” in This Place: 150 Years Retold

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David A. Robertson is the author of “Peggy”, a story in the anthology This Place: 150 Years Retold. The story features illustrations and colour art by Natasha Donovan. In his author statement below, David shares why he chose to focus on Francis Pegahmagabow – the most effective sniper of World War I, as well as […]

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Celebrating “I Love to Read Month” with a contest!

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February is just around the corner, which means national “I Love to Read Month” is almost here! For many Canadian educators, “I Love to Read Month” is an opportunity to promote a love of reading and being read to by others. It’s also a great opportunity to explore titles relating to the TRC’s Calls to […]

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An Interview with Sonny Assu about “This Place: 150 Years Retold”

Photo by Mark Mushet Photography.

Sonny Assu is an interdisciplinary artist whose diverse practice is informed by a deep connection to Kwakwaka’wakw art and culture and melded with western/pop principles of art making. He is one of eleven Indigenous authors who wrote stories for the graphic novel anthology, This Place: 150 Years Old. “Tilted Ground,” illustrated by Kyle Charles and […]

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This Place: 150 Years Retold

Indigenous Creators Focal Point of New Graphic Novel Anthology A new graphic novel anthology from HighWater Press will highlight Indigenous creators including David Alexander Robertson (2017 Governor General’s Literary Award, When We Were Alone), Katherena Vermette (2017 Burt Award, The Break) and Jennifer Storm (2017 CBC Manitoba Future 40). Slated for print in 2019, This […]

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A Launch for Betty: The Helen Betty Osborne Story

BETTY: THE HELEN BETTY OSBORNE STORY Last evening’s book launch, for award-winning author David Alexander Robertson’s newest graphic novel, took place at McNally Robinson Bookstore in Winnipeg. During David’s heartfelt speech in which he talked about the murdered and missing Indigenous women in Canada, he issued a challenge to all readers of Betty: The Helen […]

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